TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand has been shortlisted for the best AFC player of the year.
The goalkeeper, who has recently joined Belgian team Antwerp from Persepolis, is in the six-player list.
Qatari player Akram Afif is also in the list and hopes to win the award for the second successive year.
Salem Al-Dawsari from Al Hilal, Kuwaiti club Al-Qadisiya’s player Ahmad Al-Dhafiri, Urawa Reds of Japan’s center back Tomoaki Makino and Kim Kyung-jung, striker of South Korean football club Gangwon FC, also are candidates in the list.
Three-man shortlist for the Asian Football Confederation’s men’s player of the year will be announced on November 25 and the winner will receive the annual accolade on December 5.